From the day that Lockdown was announced, ‘Remote Hearings’ became the default position. However, from 11th May, Leeds Crown Court began listing face-to-face bail, PTPH cases and committal for sentences.
There are now a variety of ways that solicitors and barristers can appear in court, on the North Eastern Circuit, but what are the pros and cons?
Statistical evidence shows to the contrary and that if you are BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) then you are up to 4 times more likely to die after contracting the Coronavirus, making it clear that this is far from a level playing field.
Members of Park Square Barristers Chambers represented 4 out of the 6 defendants tried at Leeds Crown Court in one of the first cases of its kind.
Patrick Palmer leading Glenn Parsons successfully prosecuted 21 year old Nicholas Gill at Bradford Crown Court, for the murder of a 58 year old man as he returned home from a night out.